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Week Twelve – Nov. 4-7

November 4, 2019 by Shayna Byrd

First up, Happy November! Also, thanks to everyone that sent in treats last week! The class had fun at our party and came up with some great pumpkin decorations. They also did a fall craft with our third grade buddies! Check out the pictures at the end of this post. 

Book Fair- If your kiddo comes home asking for some cash for the book fair, it is a legit request. Our 7th grade class did a preview of the book fair today and 8th will go on Tuesday. If you get a chance, head back to the makers space and check it out! Our volunteers have done a fabulous job making the area feel like an Arctic Adventure (thank you, guys!!!), so please come check it out! 

7th Reading- We are finishing our class novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon for sure this week. The class will be divided into teams of three to develop their final project. Groups will work on creating a 3D representation to show the story elements from a chapter from the novel. 

8th Reading – This week we will begin, The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde. The  gothic novella was written by Scottish author, Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886. It is written with in depth description that will take some time and effort for the class to explore and understand.  

7th & 8th Grade Writing – This week both classes have completed a variety of activities around argumentative writing. With this they have learned about the process and requirements of an argumentative essay. This week they will choose their claims and work on researching evidence to support their reasons. 

Science – This week in projects, students will explain and learn about the carbon cycle and the nitrogen cycle in ecosystems. They will also work on categorizing relationships between organisms according to predator-prey, competition or symbiosis (mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism). We are moving relatively quickly through these topics so that we can get started on the next project.